Definition of Kick

1. Noun. The act of delivering a blow with the foot. "The team's kicking was excellent"

Exact synonyms: Boot, Kicking
Specialized synonyms: Goal-kick, Goal-kick, Punt, Punting, Place Kick, Place-kicking, Dropkick
Generic synonyms: Blow
Derivative terms: Boot

2. Verb. Drive or propel with the foot.
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Specialized synonyms: Drop-kick, Dropkick, Place-kick, Drop-kick, Dropkick, Punt
Generic synonyms: Impel, Propel
Entails: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Kicker, Kicking

3. Noun. The swift release of a store of affective force. "He does it for kicks"
Exact synonyms: Bang, Boot, Charge, Flush, Rush, Thrill
Generic synonyms: Excitement, Exhilaration
Derivative terms: Charge, Thrill, Thrill, Thrill

4. Verb. Thrash about or strike out with the feet.
Generic synonyms: Strike Out

5. Noun. The backward jerk of a gun when it is fired.
Exact synonyms: Recoil
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement
Derivative terms: Recoil

6. Verb. Strike with the foot. "They want to kick the prisoners "; "Kick the door down"
Specialized synonyms: Scuff, Boot
Generic synonyms: Hit
Also: Kick Down, Kick In, Kick Out, Kick Up
Derivative terms: Kicking

7. Noun. Informal terms for objecting. "I have a gripe about the service here"
Exact synonyms: Beef, Bitch, Gripe, Squawk
Generic synonyms: Objection
Derivative terms: Beef, Bitch, Bitchy, Gripe, Squawk

8. Verb. Kick a leg up.

9. Noun. The sudden stimulation provided by strong drink (or certain drugs). "A sidecar is a smooth drink but it has a powerful kick"
Generic synonyms: Input, Stimulant, Stimulation, Stimulus

10. Verb. Spring back, as from a forceful thrust. "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
Exact synonyms: Kick Back, Recoil
Generic synonyms: Bounce, Bound, Rebound, Recoil, Resile, Reverberate, Ricochet, Spring, Take A Hop
Derivative terms: Recoil

11. Noun. A rhythmic thrusting movement of the legs as in swimming or calisthenics. "The swimmer's kicking left a wake behind him"
Exact synonyms: Kicking
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Swimming Kick

12. Verb. Stop consuming. "Give up alcohol"
Exact synonyms: Give Up
Generic synonyms: Dispense With, Forego, Foreswear, Forgo, Relinquish, Waive

13. Verb. Make a goal. "He kicked the extra point after touchdown"
Category relationships: Football, Football Game
Generic synonyms: Hit, Rack Up, Score, Tally
Specialized synonyms: Place-kick

14. Verb. Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness. "They kick that there was a traffic accident "; "She has a lot to kick about"

Definition of Kick

1. v. t. To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog.

2. v. i. To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn.

3. n. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.

Definition of Kick

1. Verb. (transitive) To strike or hit with the foot or other extremity of the leg. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To make a sharp jerking movement of the leg, as to strike something. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To direct to a particular place by a blow with the foot or leg. ¹

4. Verb. (context: with "off" or "out") To eject summarily. ¹

5. Verb. (Internet) To remove a participant from an online activity. ¹

6. Verb. (slang) To overcome (a bothersome or difficult issue or obstacle); to free onself of (a problem). ¹

7. Verb. To move or push suddenly and violently. ¹

8. Verb. (context: of a firearm) To recoil; to push by recoiling. ¹

9. Noun. A hit or strike with the leg or foot or knee. ¹

10. Noun. The action of swinging a foot or leg. ¹

11. Noun. (colloquial) Something that tickles the fancy; something fun or amusing. ¹

12. Noun. (Internet) The removal of a person from an online activity. ¹

13. Noun. A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed causes a video game character to kick. ¹

14. Noun. (figuratively) Any bucking motion of an object that lacks legs or feet. ¹

15. Noun. (uncountable and countable) piquancy ¹

16. Noun. A stimulation provided by an intoxicating substance. ¹

17. Noun. (soccer) A pass played by kicking with the foot. ¹

18. Noun. (soccer) The distance traveled by kicking the ball. ¹

19. Noun. a recoil of a gun. ¹

20. Noun. (informal) pocket ¹

21. Verb. To die. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Kick

1. to strike out with the foot or feet [v -ED, -ING, -S] : KICKABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Kick

1. A brisk mechanical stimulus. Atrial kick, the priming force contributed by atrial contraction immediately before ventricular systole to increase the efficiency of ventricular ejection due to increased preload. Idioventricular kick, the increased contractility of the initially contracting ventricular fibres which, by stretching the later contracting fibres, increases their force of contraction. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kick

kick (current term)
kick-off meeting
kick about
kick against the pricks
kick around

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